Tested till perfect Beef Pot Roast with Really Good Gravy

Beef Pot Roast with Really Good Gravy

When Joan serves this roast to the harvesting crew, she slices the roast at home and nestles the slices in the gravy. Alongside she serves mashed potatoes, corn, peas and carrots. When she is just feeding her immediate family, she serves half of the roast and saves the rest to make Beef Pot Pie.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2005

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • 4 lb 4lbcross rib pot roast
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspMontreal steak spice
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 2oniononions, sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsbeef stock
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupminced fresh parsley
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Preparation

Pat roast dry. In large shallow dish, combine garlic and steak spice; rub all over roast.

In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; brown roast all over, turning with wooden spoons, about 8 minutes. Transfer to plate; set aside. Drain off fat in pan.

Reduce heat to medium; heat remaining oil. Fry onions, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 4 minutes.

Add beef stock; bring to boil, stirring and scraping up brown bits. Return roast and any accumulated juices to pan. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat, turning roast halfway through, until tender, about 3 hours. Transfer roast to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices. In small bowl, whisk flour with 1/2 cup (125 mL) water; whisk into pan and bring to boil. Boil, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley; serve with roast.

Additional information :

Variation
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Really Good Gravy: 

Follow first 3 paragraphs. Transfer onions to 24-cup (6 L) slow cooker. Top with browned roast.

Add beef stock to Dutch oven; bring to boil, stirring and scraping up brown bits. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low until fork-tender, about 7 hours.

Remove pot roast; cover and keep warm. Skim fat from pan juices. Whisk flour with 1/2 cup (125 mL) water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley; serve with roast.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 503 pro 40g total fat 34g sat. fat 13g
carb 7g fibre 1g chol 135mg sodium 545mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 36 vit A 1 vit C 8
folate 12
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